Turns out not all tech professionals are flocking to Silicon Valley. Or Alley. According to Uncubed, Pittsburgh is one of the 13 fastest growing tech hubs in the U.S.

What’s behind the ranking? In the article, Tech Boom Towns, Uncubed reports that:

“The Steel City might have been late to embrace new industry, but it’s played catch-up pretty damn fast. More than 1,600 technology firms have a foothold in Pittsburgh— Google, IBM, Apple and Intel among them—and the presence of prestigious tech institutes like Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh mean that the city’s digital sector is already a major player.”

Uncubed also cites NEXTpittsburgh‘s feature, 15 Pittsburgh Startups to Watch in 2015, published on January 27.

The tech, business, employment and design website—which also runs a startup conference series and online classes—recognizes Pittsburgh-based AlphaLab as one of the country’s leading accelerators.

Also making the Top 13? Omaha, Raleigh-Durham, St. Louis and Miami.

Check out Uncubed‘s entire list of the 13 of the fastest growing tech hubs.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...